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Transferring to King's

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Some of our academic departments may consider transfer applications to our undergraduate courses from suitably qualified students currently attending other universities. However, some courses may be unable to consider transfers.

Please note: It is not possible to transfer to the final year of any undergraduate course.

Thinking of transferring?

Transferring to another institution is a big decision. Before you consider submitting any applications for transfer, ensure that you discuss your situation with your current university such as your personal tutor, academic support services, or welfare support services. They may be able to offer advice, guidance, or options to address your circumstances. 

You may also want to discuss with them the impact a transfer of institution may have on your current funding, visa or accommodation arrangements.

How to apply?

All transfer applications must be made through UCAS, and the normal deadlines apply. 

As general guidance, applications for transfer into the second year will only be considered if you meet all of the requirements below:

  • You have met the standard first year entry requirements for the course (such as A-levels or equivalent)

  • You have studied the same or very similar modules to those on the first year of the course here at King’s in your first year. Please take some time to look at the course on our online prospectus, and see the ‘structure’ section for an idea of content. The content of your current degree needs to be very similar, so please satisfy yourself of your suitability before making a formal request to transfer.

  • You have achieved or are achieving a 2:1/high 2:1 standard in your first year of your studies.

If you think that you may meet these criteria and would like further guidance on the likelihood of transfer applications being considered for your chosen course, please contact the Admissions Office in the first instance for further information, making sure that you address each of the points above. Please note that should there be more qualified applicants than spaces, the selection process will be competitive.

Implications of transferring

If your application is successful you will receive a formal offer through UCAS which you can choose to accept or not. Think carefully about the following, and contact the Admissions Office before accepting any offer if you have any questions:

  • Take note of the regulations regarding transfer on to a course at King’s from studies elsewhere, including how your final degree classification will be calculated. These can be found in G7 Academic Regulation, Recognition of Prior Learning (pdf).

  • The Tier 4 visa for study in the UK is specific to each university. Therefore, if you require a Tier 4 visa it is likely that you will need to make a new visa application. In these cases King’s will provide you with a new CAS number if your transfer application is successful.

  • You should also consider how a transfer might affect your funding or scholarship eligibility: our Funding Office can assist you with these matters.

  • If you currently have a disability support plan in place, or think you may need advice or guidance on the support available if you transfer your studies to King's, see our guidance for Disabled applicants


Transfers accepted?

We are able to accept applications for transfer onto the programmes below. Please note that if a programme does not appear here then it is not open to transfer applications.


Biomedical Engineering

The following programmes are available to transfer applications:

BEng Biomedical Engineering

MEng Biomedical Engineering



Comparative Literature

The following programmes are available to transfer applications:

BA Comparative Literature with Film Studies

Common Year One (Biosciences)

Computer Science

Dentistry BDS

Are you currently studying a subject other than Dentistry?

King’s does not accept transfers onto the Dentistry BDS from other disciplines (either at King’s or another institution). Applicants studying biological sciences or similar are encouraged instead to consider our Graduate Entry Dentistry course.

Are you currently studying Dentistry in the UK?

Transfers in to Dentistry will be considered in to the second or third year only.  Candidates must be enrolled on the comparable phase at a UK registered Dental School, with a comparable curriculum, and be performing strongly with no failed modules. The Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences may require candidates to sit the relevant end of year examinations at King’s.

Candidates should contact the Admissions office directly to discuss their desire to transfer.  Places are limited and competition is fierce – candidates will need to demonstrate a compelling reason to need to relocate to London.

Are you studying Dentistry outside of the UK?

Unfortunately transfers from Dental schools outside of the UK are not permitted under any circumstances.  This does include the Republic of Ireland.

Electronic Engineering


The following programme is available to transfer applications:

BA English Language and Linguistics

European Studies

The following programme is available to transfer applications:

BA European Politics

Film Studies

The following programme is available to transfer applications:

BA Film Studies



Global Health and Social Medicine

The following programmes are available to transfer applications:

BA/BSc Global Health and Social Medicine

BA/BSc Global Health and Social Medicine with a Year Abroad


The following programme is available to transfer applications:

BA History

Applicants with, or studying for, the two-year Oxford University Foundation Certificate in History may be eligible for second year entry. Applicants studying other qualifications will not be considered for second year entry onto this course.

International Development

The following programmes are available to transfer applications:

BA International Development and BA International Development with a year abroad


The following programme is available to transfer applications:

BSc Mathematics

MSci Mathematics

BSc Mathematics with Statistics


The following programme is available to transfer applications:

BMus Music

Nursing (pre-registration)

Applications will only be considered for second year entry from Home/EU fee-payers. 

We can accept applications for the following programmes: 

BSc (Hons) Children’s Nursing B730

BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing B740

BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing B760

Transfer applicants will need to meet ALL of the following conditions in order to apply:

  • Applicants must be currently studying the same subject on an NMC accredited course in the UK (e.g. Adult Nursing for Adult Nursing at King's).

  • Applicants must have passed all first year assessments and modules in their first year at the first attempt. 

  • Applicants must be able to achieve 120 credits at level 4.

  • Applicants must have evidence of a minimum of 600 clinical placement hours completed by 3rd August 2018. 

  • Applicants must meet Band B of the English Language Entry Requirements

Please contact the Admissions Officer for Nursing & Midwifery via our Admissions Enquiry Form for further information.




The following programmes are available to transfer applications:

BA Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

BA Religion, Politics and Society

BA Theology, Religion and Culture


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